EU Regional and Urban Policy

Innovations and Experiences from the 2014–2020 Programming Period

  • Valeria Fedeli
  • Camilla Lenzi
  • Paola Briata
  • Luisa Pedrazzini

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology book series (BRIEFSAPPLSCIENCES)

Also part of the PoliMI SpringerBriefs book sub series (BRIEFSPOLIMI)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Valeria Fedeli, Camilla Lenzi, Paola Briata, Luisa Pedrazzini
    Pages 1-7
  3. Valeria Fedeli, Camilla Lenzi, Paola Briata, Luisa Pedrazzini
    Pages 29-48
  4. Valeria Fedeli, Camilla Lenzi, Paola Briata, Luisa Pedrazzini
    Pages 49-62
  5. Valeria Fedeli, Camilla Lenzi, Paola Briata, Luisa Pedrazzini
    Pages 83-88

About this book


The book critically reflects on some of the most important novelties and experimentations in the context of the European Union’s renewed urban and regional policy in the last programming period, 2014-2020. In particular, it examines four main innovations characterizing this period, which emerged as a result of the deep rethinking and reorganization of Cohesion Policy in the spirit of the place-based approach to local development, i.e. the development of the smart specialization strategy, the establishment of macro-regions, the focus on the urban dimension as a horizontal priority, and the role of social innovation in urban policy. Unlike other similar books, it analyzes the urban dimension of the reformed EU cohesion policy, especially focusing on its interplay with the regional dimension, and which has not been fully addressed to date.

The book is intended for social scientists engaged in research on European issues, especially from regional and urban perspectives, policy-makers, particularly at the local level, and graduate students interested in regional and urban European matters.


EU policy innovation policy urban policy urban economics urban innovation regional planning urban studies

Authors and affiliations

  • Valeria Fedeli
    • 1
  • Camilla Lenzi
    • 2
  • Paola Briata
    • 3
  • Luisa Pedrazzini
    • 4
  1. 1.DASTUPolitecnico di MilanoMilanItaly
  2. 2.ABCPolitecnico di MilanoMilanItaly
  3. 3.DASTUPolitecnico di MilanoMilanItaly
  4. 4.Regione LombardiaMilanItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-34574-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-34575-4
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-530X
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-5318
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